Airbus Helicopters grouped over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Land 2097 Phase 4, which is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support Special Operations.

The A$75 million contract will involve more than 50 Australian businesses to deliver five variants of the vehicle.

Airbus Australia Pacific will offer its Airbus H145M solution, and Babcock Australia will team with Bell to bid the Bell 429. Now ADM can confirm that Bell is also teamed with Hawker Pacific, and will also offer the 429 helicopter.

The Department of Defence has sought to delay first pass approval for Battlefield Command Systems under Land 200 Phase 3.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) will deliver 251 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to equip the Australian Army’s Bushmaster and Hawkei protected mobility vehicles under a contract worth almost $100 million.

Airbus confirmed that they will be offering their H145M platform with the support of a number of Australian suppliers to support their Australian Industry Capability (AIC) approach.

The Strategic Domestic Munitions Manufacturing (SDMM) contract with Thales Australia for Australia’s munition factories in Benalla (Victoria) and Mulwala (NSW) has some surprises.

In a world-first, a ‘WarpSPEE3D’ 3D metal printer has been rapidly deployed and put through its paces by the Australian Army during a field exercise in the Territory.

According to Defence, the new agreements underpin the renewed strategy of multi-tenancy at the Benalla and Mulwala munitions factories.

This qualifies the steel to be manufactured for the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles, for export to customers and as a source of supply for Rheinmetall in Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz has announced a collaboration with Babcock Australasia to support the Fixed High Frequency Radio Refresh project recently awarded to Babcock by the NZ Ministry of Defence.

Supacat, a company with operations in Melbourne, has signed a Teaming Agreement with Soucy International to provide Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) for UK defence equipment.

The government has announced the shortlist of managing contractors for facilities at the new Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) training area located near Greenvale.

The contract will see the ADF receive 750 soft armour inserts to replace in-service armour.

Victoria’s APV has been awarded a three year US$500,000 contract to supply passenger restraints for military vehicles.

Babcock Australasia and Lockheed Martin Australia are teaming on the ADF’s Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) under Joint Project 9101.